Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen! EEEEEEEEEE! I love halloween. I love dressing up. I love haunted houses and candy and pumpkins and spooky stories and scary movies. I. Love. October. Now that that’s out of the way, here’s an Addams Family color palette.
What better way to start the month than a cool look at the colors seen in this classic halloween-ish movie, eh? One of my favorite parts of this movie (and most of the movies I’ll be featuring) is that they don’t take the easy way out with their use of color themes throughout the movie. It’s not simply, “here’s your witch hat and black and orange striped tights, now we have a halloween movie.” The Addams Family developed a color palette based around the way buildings decompose and colors fade with age. All of this set the tone for one of my favorite halloween movies.
You know the way Wes Anderson movies all have the same vibe? I think the Addams Family color palette really set a precedent for the way colors are handled in similar movies now. The colors are super saturated but grey at the same time, high contrast blacks and whites but the colors in between are more muted. This is a really awesome way to give your project a spooky, halloween vibe without it feeling like a little kid’s class party invitation (unless that’s what you’re going for – you do you.)
Each week in October, leading up to halloween, the color palettes I’ll be releasing with will be themed around different movies that can be considered “halloween movies.” Stay tuned for the next palette -xx